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: agree to raise taxes. >> now. his thing. mitch mcconnell tried to get the senate, harry reid to vote on the president's plan and harry reid said no. democrats are calling it a stunt. this is the president's plan we can raise taxes on rich and you don't have to cut spending and you can do all the things that he wants to do, and they don't want that to come to a vote. there might be something there. i'm thinking that might maybe make him on it and let the chips fall where they make. elections have consequences. at that right now. lou: i think we all agree about consequences. certainly. your thoughts on this? does it look to you right now like we are going to avoid this fiscal cliff? the president, but the brilliant idea? it's interesting how he does this. he initiates an ultimatum and the goes passive aggressive on everyone and withdraws from the field. it's really a bizarre and intriguing strategy which obviously has completely confounded republican leaders. >> yes, and the polls show that the american people are proud and -- probably going to blend republicans now matter what happens
authority to raise the nation's debt ceiling all on his own for the most part. mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, offered up the opportunity for the senate to have a vote on that. democrats said they would love to take him up on that. they say they have the votes to pass it at a 50-vote threshold. just within the past couple of seconds, mcconnell has said, no, in fact what he wants to see is a 60-vote threshold for that. it looks like that's not going to happen today. it almost happened just within the past couple of minutes but now with a 60-vote threshold the democrats don't have the vote to pass the new authority for the president to raise the nation's debt ceiling on his own. so not happening today but it gives you a sense of the fainting going on in the capitol as both parties jockey for position. earlier today mitch mcconnell was on the senate floor continuing to hammer away at president obama. >> what the president's really interested in, as we learned just yesterday, is getting as much taxpayer money as he can first by raising taxes on small business that he belie
as part of a broad tax reform package. and senate republican leader mitch mcconnell did not directly endorse the g.o.p. plan. for now, house speaker boehner put the ball in the president's court, releasing a statement: "the president now has an obligation to respond with a proposal that can pass both chambers of congress." >> susie: we turn tonight to other opinions on the fiscal cliff impasse. we talk with the chairman of the national governor's association, and we also hear from a leading advocate for responsible fiscal policy. we begin with governor jack markell, the democrat from delaware. he was one of six governors meeting with president obama today to talk about how the fiscal cliff impacts their states. i asked him what was his message to the president. >> our message was pretty straightforward. we believe that it is important that governors have a seat at the table as the president and leaders in coness are negotiating issues around the fiscal cliff. we think it is really important that they get something done because, obviously, if tax rates go up on middle-class americans
criticism. mitch mcconnell wouldn't publicly endorse boehner's plan, while jim demint says it would destroy jobs. at the same time, the kkr co-chairman and ceo henry kravis says uncertainty is the main reason why investing isn't happening right now. he says many companies are rushing to close deals before the end of the year, concerns about whether the capital gains tax will rise. he says the fiscal cliff shouldn't be a big issue, and if businessmen got into the room they could solve the problem much faster than congress. >>> adding his tuppence, he says they'll have to get used to it and the fiscal cliff is one of the reasons. >> we have structural influences that speak to the deleveraging, speak to aging demographics of the boomers, that speak to globalization and technology, all of which have been labor and job unfriendly. >> joining us with his views, the senior european economist at jeffries international. before we talk about europe, i'm just wondering if bill gross is right there, what kind of impact is that going to have for everybody else? >> well, in terms of the fiscal cliff, it
. mitch mcconnell attempted to bring up the president's plan for a vote in the u.s. senate, a plan $1.6 trillion in tax increases, hundreds of billions of dollars in spending cuts, a limited debt ceiling for the president. democrats blocked the vote and democratic republicans to the only reason is because the plan is unserious. this is washington, back to you. liz: we have a lower third banner that says we can probably solve this in a week according to the president. >> if he said if republicans relent on raising tax rates on $250,000 per year. david: always the question of if you'll take over the power, rich edson is they're following it all for us. coming up, more on what is happening in washington, the chief number cruncher on the heritage foundation here to tell us why they're increasing taxes 25%. liz: pandora shareholders may be singing the blues after the stock plummeted 20% at one point today after beating earnings estimates but admitting it will swing to a loss. ask any internet radio pioneer and ceo joe kennedy why he is whistling a much better tune despite that. next. liz:
. >> the reaction from republicans? this from a spokesperson for senate minority leader mitch mcconnell saying the president wants the ability to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants for as much as he wants with no responsibility or spending cuts attached. this is an idea opposed by democrats and republicans alike. it is a power grab that has no support here. so while we're stuck on thinking about tax rates increases versus revenue, this fiscal cliff issue much larger. talks about the debt ceiling and what that means for next year. treasury saying that sometime early next year they will run out of those extraordinary measures and the u.s. will have to raise the debt ceiling or default. back to you. ashley: very good point. rich edson in d.c. thanks very much. tracy: our next guest says, forget taxes. washington needs to focus on cutting entitlement spending if we want to prevent a battle between old and young americans. diana further got roth, senior fellow at man hat taken institute and joins us now. diana, seems to me raising the retirement age is the simplest thing you could do yet we'r
where it's going to come from. well, david does. but the speaker and mitch mcconnell are speaking very vaguely about revenue. they're not talking about specific revenue, where it comes from, they're not talking about specific cuts. they're simply saying, we're willing to raise revenue. well, that's great. why? what the president did this last week is he put a plan on the table and say, here is my plan. if you have a better plan, i want to see it. right now, wa he's doing, he's shadow boxing. they're saying things rhetorically, but they're not putting any specific -- >> it's december 3rd. >> it's december 3rd. >> but my concern is, the president put a big number on the table with regard to taxes and a small new number on the table with regard to spending. we are mixing things. we have to avoid the fiscal cliff, do a meaningful down payment on spending and taxes, build a bridge to a grand bargain. the big deal is going to be done next year. this year, the objective ought to be in the short-term reduce the deficit for next year and our long-term goals, baselines are gains. they could be m
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